Linux Mint

4.0.7 Stable Release

KiCad 4.0.7 is available in js-reynaud’s KiCad 4.0 PPA.

To install KiCad via the PPA, you can use the Software Manager:

  1. Open the Software Manager.

  2. Select Edit → Software Sources.

  3. Open the 'PPAs' tab.

  4. Click 'Add a new PPA', and enter the PPA address: ppa:js-reynaud/kicad-4

  5. Click 'Update the cache'

  6. Return to the Software Manager main screen, search for 'kicad', and install it.

The KiCad schematic library and docs are in separate packages. If you want either of these install kicad-library and kicad-doc respectively.

If you prefer to use the shell, you can enter these commands into a terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository --yes ppa:js-reynaud/kicad-4
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install kicad

Nightly Development Builds

Nightly development builds are available in js-reynaud’s PPA. These provide the latest, unreleased preview of KiCad. To install KiCad via the PPA, you can use the Software Manager:

  1. Open the Software Manager.

  2. Select Edit → Software Sources.

  3. Open the 'PPAs' tab.

  4. Click 'Add a new PPA', and enter the PPA address: ppa:js-reynaud/ppa-kicad

  5. Click 'Update the cache'

  6. Return to the Software Manager main screen, search for 'kicad', and install it.

If you prefer to use the shell, you can enter these commands into a terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository --yes ppa:js-reynaud/ppa-kicad
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install kicad

Old Stable

The 2013 stable release of KiCad is in the official repository for linux mint. It is not recommended for new projects. Please use the new stable release. To install old stable search for KiCad in the Software Manager or execute the following in a terminal:

sudo apt-get install kicad